The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies (The Darling by Susan Wittig Albert

By Susan Wittig Albert

A brand-new secret within the "exceptional" (Booklist) sequence by way of the nationwide bestselling writer.

Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's most modern viewers, Nona Jean Jamison and pass over Lake, could be the Naughty and great Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialise in dancing approximately naked.

The Dahlias suspect greater than modesty while Nona denies her organization. They'll need to dig via clues to get to the foundation of the mystery...

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A Dream Unfolding (Prescott Pioneers, Book 1) by Karen Baney

By Karen Baney

The promise of a brand new lifestyles and an opportunity to begin over…
Hannah Anderson had the lifestyles she continuously sought after, married to the fellow of her goals. whilst her husband's brother will get in difficulty with the legislations, town turns opposed to them, shattering her ideal lifestyles. Now they're left with just one choice—to head west to the Arizona Territory within the hopes of constructing a brand new existence. Will the adventure be definitely worth the cost?

Will Colter, after burying his father, is compelled to go away the ranch he has referred to as domestic for almost thirty years. the adventure is harmful, not easy him and his males. Will he locate the recent lifestyles he hoped for?

Or, is there a brand new dream quietly unfolding sooner than their eyes?

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The Tailor's Daughter by Janice Graham

By Janice Graham

From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of "Firebird" comes a richly targeted ancient drama choked with sturdy Gothic romance, suspense and well dressed people.

As the daughter of a filthy rich tailor in 1860’s London, Veda Grenfell has grown up familiar with beauty and magnificence. whilst a fever leaves her deaf on the age of 16, she turns for solace to the general global of her father’s workshop. Veda has inherited her father’s remarkable expertise, and she or he isn't content material to conceal demurely within the again room whipping stitches. Defying Victorian notions of propriety, she establishes herself as a tailor to the younger, trendy carrying set of English the Aristocracy. but, underneath her impeccable gown and irreproachable manners beats a center eager for the affection of a guy and a relatives of her own.

When an bold Italian tailor extends a proposal of marriage, Veda’s willing instinct leads her to reject him, with disastrous effects. Her scenario is much more complex through her starting to be attachment to Harry Breadalbane, a tender viscount with a fascination for all issues smooth and a stressed have to exert his power on greater than horse-racing and women.

As their complicity deepens, unsettling rumors start to flow approximately Harry’s relations and his brutally strong father, the reclusive Earl of Hambledon. while ardour turns to betrayal, Veda abandons her cherished Savile Row and units off on a treacherous trip to reclaim her rights – a trip that would deliver her head to head with the darkly harmful forces that lurk on the depths of the human heart.

Graham’s based prose paints a deeply human portrait of a woman either willful and harassed, weak and but fiercely brave. The younger narrator’s chronicle of her selection to grab for herself these goals others attempt to deny her, render her personality unforgettable and light up a global not often imagined in literature.

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The Secret Life of William Shakespeare by Jude Morgan

By Jude Morgan

There are so few verified evidence approximately how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire grew to become one of many maximum writers of all time that a few humans doubt he may well quite have written such a lot of impressive performs. we all know that he married Anne Hathaway, who used to be pregnant and 6 years older than he, on the age of eighteen, and that one in every of their kids died of the plague. we all know that he left Stratford to hunt his fortune in London, and finally succeeded. He used to be sincerely an unwilling craftsman, formidable actor, green with envy son, virtually good-enough husband. but if and the way did he additionally develop into a genius?

The mystery lifetime of William Shakespeare pulls again the curtain to visualize what it may well have rather been wish to be Shakespeare ahead of a possible traditional guy grew to become a legend. within the palms of acclaimed ancient novelist Jude Morgan, this can be a brilliantly convincing tale of unforgettable richness, heat, and immediacy.

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The Boleyn Deceit (The Boleyn Trilogy, Book 2) by Laura Andersen

By Laura Andersen

The second one a part of a trilogy that started with The Boleyn King, this exciting paintings of other heritage deals lots to delight in for either fanatics of ancient romance and people whose ardour is political intrigue.

The premise: instead of leaving Henry VIII with no male inheritor, thereby allowing Elizabeth to ascend the throne, Anne Boleyn really bore Henry a son, named William, who, on the novel's beginning, has lately develop into king. William has additionally been promised in marriage to the a lot more youthful princess of France, a movement calculated to soothe England's Catholics. Secretly, even though, William hopes to marry Minuette, Elizabeth's confidante who has been raised along the Boleyn teenagers. Romantic complications—Minuette's middle belongs to William's closest buddy, Dominic—arise along political scandal, as Minuette researches the reason for the bloody occasions that closed the former identify within the sequence and William struggles to keep keep an eye on of the throne, regardless of those that may problem the authority of the younger yet confident Protestant king.

Perfect for enthusiasts of Philippa Gregory and Allison Weir, Andersen's novel admirably takes inventive license with historical past whereas ultimate precise to many elements of real-world historical past. The romance plot builds progressively, whereas the political one involves a extra swift (and, in the event you haven't learn the 1st quantity, might be complicated) head—but either appear to foreshadow a enchanting end to the trilogy.

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Whiteoak Heritage (Whiteoaks of Jalna, Book 5) by Mazo de la Roche

By Mazo de la Roche

Released in 1940, Whiteoak background chronicles the fortunes of the Whiteoak kinfolk after the second one international warfare. The drama keeps at Jalna whilst Renny returns domestic to discover his one-time love nonetheless unforgiving and his brother nonetheless concerned with an older lady. this can be e-book five of sixteen within the Whiteoak Chronicles. it's by means of Whiteoak Brothers.

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Daughter of Jerusalem: A Novel by Joan Wolf

By Joan Wolf

She used to be a widow, a businesswoman, an adulteress.
In her lifetime, she knew homicide, prejudice, and religion. She remodeled from a Jewish lady eager for kinfolk to at least one of the nearest buddies of Jesus of Nazareth -- the Son of God.

HER identify used to be MARY MAGDALENE.

In this fictionalized tale of 1 of the Bible's so much compelling ladies, big apple occasions best-selling writer Joan Wolf fantastically recreates the historical past, romance, and culture of Mary's international. Daughter of Jerusalem follows Mary's existence from her old flame via her loveless marriage, to the instant she heard of a miracle employee in her personal city -- and eventually to the instant she observed Him risen from the dead.

As this inspiring chronicle reminds us, Mary used to be the 1st to witness history's maximum second. She was once a lady who sought forgiveness for her sins, and a follower of God who yearned for a deeper religion. She used to be Jesus' loved disciple. learn Mary Magdalene's tale and end up during this notable woman's trip to find the dominion of God.

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A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction by David Seed (ed.)

By David Seed (ed.)

Via a wide-ranging sequence of essays and proper readings, A spouse to Twentieth-Century usa Fiction offers an summary of yank fiction released because the end of the 1st international War. 

  • Features a wide-ranging sequence of essays by means of American, British, and ecu experts in various literary fields
  • Written in an approachable and obtainable variety
  • Covers either vintage literary figures and modern novelists
  • Provides huge feedback for extra interpreting on the finish of every essay

Chapter 1 U.S. Modernism (pages 9–23): Susan Hegeman
Chapter 2 town Novel (pages 24–35): James R. Giles
Chapter three The Western (pages 36–47): Neil Campbell
Chapter four Postmodern U.S. Fiction (pages 48–59): Hans Bertens
Chapter five sleek Gothic (pages 60–71): Marilyn Michaud
Chapter 6 the quick tale (pages 72–83): Mark Whalan
Chapter 7 Southern Fiction (pages 84–95): Sharon Monteith
Chapter eight Jewish American Fiction (pages 96–108): David Brauner
Chapter nine “Do not anything until eventually You pay attention from Me”: glossy African American Fiction (pages 109–121): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 10 U.S. Detective Fiction (pages 122–134): Cynthia S. Hamilton
Chapter eleven Hard?Boiled/Noir Fiction (pages 135–146): Lee Horsley
Chapter 12 Chicano Fiction (pages 147–158): Helen Oakley
Chapter thirteen Black Humor Fiction (pages 159–170): David Seed
Chapter 14 Fiction at the Vietnam battle (pages 171–182): Philip Melling and Subarno Chattarji
Chapter 15 The Rediscovery of the local American (pages 183–194): pleasure Porter
Chapter sixteen Trash Fiction (pages 195–206): Stacey Olster
Chapter 17 Edith Wharton (pages 207–218): Pamela Knights
Chapter 18 Willa Cather's Entropology: Permanence and Transmission (pages 219–228): man J. Reynolds
Chapter 19 Gertrude Stein and Seriality (pages 229–239): Ulla Haselstein
Chapter 20 Ernest Hemingway (pages 240–250): Peter Messent
Chapter 21 John Dos Passos (pages 251–260): Andrew Hook and David Seed
Chapter 22 Thomas Wolfe (pages 261–270): Anne Ricketson Zahlan
Chapter 23 F. Scott Fitzgerald (pages 271–281): William Blazek
Chapter 24 Zora Neale Hurston (pages 282–291): Lovalerie King
Chapter 25 Theodore Dreiser (pages 292–301): Clare Virginia Eby
Chapter 26 William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha (pages 302–312): Charles A. Peek
Chapter 27 H.D.'s Visionary Prose (pages 313–321): Rachel Connor
Chapter 28 John Steinbeck (pages 322–331): Brian Railsback
Chapter 29 Raymond Chandler (pages 332–341): Sean McCann
Chapter 30 Richard Wright (pages 342–351): Tara T. Green
Chapter 31 Ralph Ellison (pages 352–360): Rachel Farebrother
Chapter 32 James Baldwin (pages 361–368): D. Quentin Miller
Chapter 33 Vladimir Nabokov (pages 369–376): Barbara Wyllie
Chapter 34 Norman Mailer (pages 377–385): Michael ok. Glenday
Chapter 35 William S. Burroughs (pages 386–394): Davis Schneiderman
Chapter 36 Saul Bellow (pages 395–402): Michael Austin
Chapter 37 Gore Vidal (pages 403–410): Heather Neilson
Chapter 38 Joseph Heller (pages 411–419): David M. Craig
Chapter 39 Kurt Vonnegut (pages 420–427): Jerome Klinkowitz
Chapter forty Thomas Pynchon (pages 428–435): Ian Copestake
Chapter forty-one Ishmael Reed: American Iconoclast (pages 436–444): Darryl Dickson?Carr
Chapter forty two Joyce Carol Oates (pages 445–453): Gavin Cologne?Brookes
Chapter forty three Philip Roth (pages 454–461): Timothy Parrish
Chapter forty four The Fiction of John Updike: well timed and undying (pages 462–470): Brian Keener
Chapter forty five Maxine Hong Kingston (pages 471–479): Helena Grice
Chapter forty six Toni Morrison (pages 480–488): Jennifer Terry
Chapter forty seven Alice Walker (pages 489–496): Maria Lauret
Chapter forty eight Don DeLillo (pages 497–504): Mark Osteen
Chapter forty nine Gerald Vizenor: Postindian Gamester (pages 505–513): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 50 Bret Easton Ellis (pages 514–521): James Annesley
Chapter fifty one Amy Tan: “American situations and chinese language personality” (pages 522–529): Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
Chapter fifty two Paul Auster: Poet of Solitude (pages 530–538): Mark Brown
Chapter fifty three Bharati Mukherjee (pages 539–546): Judie Newman

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Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman

By Debbie Kaufman

Marriage isn't really Her Mission

Escaping a society marriage ceremony, Annabelle Baldwin her center to Liberia to pursue her calling as a missionary. but if an tried kidnapping lands her less than the safety of Stewart Hastings, Anna's trip takes a brand new flip. The wounded conflict veteran wishes a advisor in the course of the jungle. It's a task the underfunded missionary can't refuse, regardless of the emotions Stewart stirs in her guarded heart.

Stewart is familiar with he won't prevail with no Anna's services. And whilst risk places her existence in danger, he realizes he can't stay with out Anna via his part. yet what's going to it take for a guy who has misplaced his religion to seize the guts of a lady who lives for hers?

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The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of by Rebecca Dean

By Rebecca Dean

Fans. very varied lives. One destiny jointly that may swap history.

When debutante Wallis Simpson is turning out to be up, she devotes her teenage daydreams to 1 guy, the long run King of britain, Prince Edward. yet it's Pamela Holtby, Wallis's aristocratic ally, who mixes in the palace circle. Wallis's first marriage to a rushing younger naval pilot isn't what she dreamt of; he seems to be a dominating bully of a guy, who punishes her relentlessly. yet her fated marriage does open a suprising door, to the realm of military couriers – the place army other halves are getting used to move messages worldwide. This fascinating flip of destiny takes Wallis from the exuberant social scene in Washington to a China that's simply rising from civil battle. Edward meanwhile is busy satisfying his royal tasks – and a few extra-curricular ones related to married ladies. till the day, prior to he ascends the throne as Edward VIII, he's brought to a really detailed married lady, Wallis Simpson.

Was Wallis Simpson particularly the monster the royal kinfolk perported her to be? Or used to be she a unprecedented lady who led an incredible lifestyles? A dramatic novel, that crosses continents and gives a distinct perception into one in all history’s such a lot charismatic and multi-faceted ladies

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